C64 Mini Keycaps – Xmas CAD Milestone!

Doesn’t look like much. BUT

They’re all now working! I just need to tweak only 10 keys settings to significantly alter the entire keyboard – those 10 parent keys are copied through the rows

And I can now also alter all keyswitch holes simultaneously by changing two parameters.

Next step, latching mechanism in the holes (a small, sticky outy lump) and then figuring out how to print it!

Underside Wireframe view of the Return Key
Wireframe view showing the F Key Geometry

Author: Bleugh

Early Fourties, Wife, two kids in primary school. Both of us work full time...3 years now Back in Blighty after a decade away...It's a new country for everyone! Still finding time to tinker!

6 thoughts on “C64 Mini Keycaps – Xmas CAD Milestone!”

  1. In case I didn’t see it:
    Is there a chance to buy a kit ifor the C64 min Keyboard nkl. the keycaps ?
    How much is it and where can I order it ?
    Best Regards
    Michael

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    1. Hi,
      No keycaps in the kits yet!
      I’ve now a few months ahead of me iterating this design whilst learning how to use resin printer I have.
      That ‘few months’ would translate into ‘just one solid weekend’ if the wife ‘n kids went on holiday for a bit :-p

      Just the kits, plenty in stock at the moment

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      1. Hello, that’s what I call a fast answer. How much is a Kit without the keycaps ?Where do you ship from ? I do have 2 C64 Mini and I can sacrifice one for the sake of getting a usable keyboard (O.K. just switches on a PCB) Please tell me how to pay, how much shipping is and what to do next if I want to have kit, shipped to germany. Best Regards Merry Christmas for you, your wife and kids. Am Freitag, den 25.12.2020, 15:49 +0000 schrieb L̶a̶t̶e̶ ̶T̶h̶i̶r̶t̶i̶e̶s̶, Early Fourties, Tools, Electronics, Life: > > Bleugh commented: “Hi, > No keycaps in the kits yet! > I’ve now a few months ahead of me iterating this design whilst > learning how to use resin printer I have. > That ‘few months’ would translate into ‘just one solid weekend’ if > the wife ‘n kids went on holiday for a bit :-p” > > > >

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  2. Hi,
    Have shipped a few to Germany!
    They’re £30 plus £4 post
    Send me over an email to KEYBOARD AT Bleugh DOT Biz and I can send you over more info!

    Just had a package from aliexpress with some cylinder keycaps in that I can test and May tide you over for a few months until I can get these CAD ones finished and printed

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    1. Hello Bleugh, I life in Wittlich. It is a small town 38 km away from Trier (You know that city with the “Porta Nigra” where they didn’t put the platering on for about 2000 years) and 200 km away from Koblenz (The city where the river of rhine and the river Mosel meet at the “Deutsche Eck”) 34 GBR (Sorry, can’t find the sign on a german keyboard) is a good price.You will get an e-mail shortly. PayPal Friends an Family is O.K. for payment ? Best Regards Michael

      Am Freitag, den 25.12.2020, 19:52 +0000 schrieb L̶a̶t̶e̶ ̶T̶h̶i̶r̶t̶i̶e̶s̶, Early Fourties, Tools, Electronics, Life: > > Bleugh commented: “Hi, > Have shipped a few to Germany! > They’re £30 plus £4 post > Send me over an email to KEYBOARD AT Bleugh DOT Biz and I can send > you over more info! > > Just had a package from aliexpress with some cylinder keycaps in that > I can test and May tide you ove” > > > >

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